In 2013, criminal justice programs in Scotland identified a total of 99 people who were referred to agencies as potential human trafficking victims. Out of that total, 22 victims were under the age of 18.
The number of human trafficking victims in Scotland is increasing based on previous data. During a two year period from April 2009 to November 2011, a total of 74 peopel, with 19 being children, were identied as trafficking victims in Scotland.
Source: Reevel Alderson, “Bill to make Scotland ‘hostile’ for people traffickers,” BBC News, March 17, 2014.